“I can honestly say I have the best job in the city! Every day as I walk through the market, I’m surrounded by our mission: a neighborhood where low-income people find dignity, hope and community.
By giving to The Market Foundation YOU make stories like the ones you’ll find on our website possible. The difference we make together is more than just a day in someone’s life, we are changing a community. Together, we create the legacy that is the Pike Place Market.”
Professional Background: I returned to The Market Foundation in 2012 after spending 13 years leading the fundraising and community relations efforts at Wellspring Family Services and FareStart. Both organizations went through significant growth periods during her tenure including major capital campaigns. Prior to her first turn at the Market Foundation in the late ‘90’s, she created Special Events for Food Lifeline and for The Bon Marche. Lillian spent her formative years in McMinnville, Oregon, moving to Seattle to attend SPU where she earned a BA in Political Science & Social Work. She also holds an MPA from Seattle University.
Fun fact! When not working or chasing children around, you will find her outside running or walking trails or swimming happily in the lake.